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Flashback Friday - Author Laurie Woolever of the book Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography

Bitch Talk

Welcome to Flash Back Friday! With 700+ episodes in our archive, we're excited to revisit some of our favorites with y'all! Today we are flashing back to our conversation with author Laurie Woolever. Her book, Bourdain: The Definitive Oral History debuted in December of 2021 and just in the last week, it's come out in paperback. We had such a great conversation with Laurie and happy to re-share with you. Original episode description is below:This conversation was a real treat! For anyone who has ever listened to Bitch Talk, you know how much we loved Anthony Bourdain. So you can imagine our excitement at getting the chance to speak with his co-author, assistant, and "lieutenant" for almost 10 years, Laurie Woolever. Her newest book, "Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography", is full of stories compiled by almost 100 of his closest friends, family, and co-workers. She shares with us the details of her first encounter with Tony, his obsession with tanning, some behind the scenes stories from their travels to Japan and Sri Lanka, why she thinks he would have loved living through a global pandemic, and what she misses most about him. We loved this conversation, and we love this book. Enjoy!You can purchase Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography hereYou can follow writer/editor Laurie Woolever on IG & Twitter --Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and abortion is normal. Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 700 episodes without your help!--SUPPORT US HERE!Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage!Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Listen every other Thursday 9:30 - 10 am on BFF.FMPOWERED BY GO-TO Productions 


14 Oct 2022

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Retail Nightmares Episode 365 - Laurie Woolever!

Retail Nightmares

Fabulously talented author and podcaster Laurie Woolever returns IN PERSON for the final episode to discuss cinnamon buns, bat festivals, and finally figuring it all out!

1hr 19mins

11 Jul 2022

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Laurie Woolever + Mike Ruffino


Author and former longtime “lieutenant” for Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever, (@LaurieWoolever) tells an exclusive story about a day in Sri Lanka when she fears that she would get killed over a bucket of fried chicken and a bottle of whiskey. Composer and songwriter Mike Ruffino (@MRuffino), who also worked with Bourdain for more than a decade, performs a song he wrote using inspiration and actual audio recorded during the shoot in Sri Lanka. SongWriterPodcast.com/Laurie-Woolever-Mike-RuffinoTwitter.com/SnogWriterInstagram.com/SongWriterPodcastFacebook.com/SongWriterPodcast


14 Jun 2022

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Laurie Woolever Second Helping: On Bourdain & Her New Life

Special Sauce with Ed Levine

On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, Ed catches up with writer Laurie Woolever, author of Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography. Like many people during the pandemic she's turned to sourdough bread baking because she's writing a bread book with acclaimed British bread baker Richard Hart. She also offers some fresh perspective about grappling with Anthony Bourdain's tragic passing.  Special Sauce Laurie Woolever | Site | Twitter


18 Feb 2022

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33. Laurie Woolever: Hidden Complexities of Anthony Bourdain, Imposter Syndrome & Life with Addiction

Hope Still Wins with Ben Higgins

Does hope win when someone you care about takes their own life? How do you begin to process and how do you move forward? In this episode of Hope Still Wins in the Unexpected, Ben sits down with writer and editor Laurie Woolever best known for her time as an assistant to the late TV host, author, and producer Anthony Bourdain. They discuss the complexities of Anthony’s life, how to help loved ones with an addictive personality, and what they believe is the best thing we can begin to do if someone we know is struggling. Laurie lets us in on her latest projects— Appetites: A Cookbook co-written with Anthony, World Travel: An Irreverent Guide, and Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography— what to expect next in her career and what she hopes Anthony will be forever remembered for. Connect with Laurie:  -Instagram  -Website -Grab a copy of Appetites: A Cookbook, World Travel: An Irreverent Guide, and Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography Connect with Ben: -Instagram -Twitter -Purchase Ben's book Alone in Plain Sight Thank you to our sponsors: -Generous Coffee: If you're going to drink coffee, make it life-changing coffee! -Sign up for Anchor and start using your voice for GOOD, TODAY!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


1 Feb 2022

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Laurie Woolever's Greener Variation on an Extremely Controversial Stew

The Amateur Gourmet Podcast

Laurie Woolever spent the past decade working as Anthony Bourdain's assistant. She's now the author of two books, one the NYT bestselling Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography and the other, co-written with Bourdain before his passing, World Travel: An Irreverent Guide. In today's session, Laurie opens up about her time working with Tony, explains how her voice is present in the biography without giving her own testimonial, and offers up her insight into what happened in his final days. We also zero in on Laurie herself: her journey from Cornell to culinary school to being a private chef to working for Mario Batali -- spending time in the Babbo kitchen -- before landing her job as Anthony Bourdain's lieutenant. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit amateurgourmet.substack.com/subscribe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 2mins

1 Nov 2021

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Legacy & Circus Peanuts with Laurie Woolever

Smart Mouth

Anthony Bourdain, hated (but secretly beloved) candy, and the correct - that's right, CORRECT - date to put up the Christmas tree. Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Laurie Twitter Laurie IG Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography Related episode: Scotch with Anthony Bourdain Useful Smart Mouth merch! Use code shipshiphooray! for free shipping. Sources: Wideopeneats.net Oldtimecandy.com Eater the Atlantic Life magazine Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Songs Check out: Gayest Episode Ever


27 Oct 2021

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Episode 76 - Laurie Woolever

Breaking Bread with Tom Papa

Tom is joined the prolific and wonderful writer Laurie Woolever who brings us Bourdain The Definitive Oral Biography.  


19 Oct 2021

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Laurie Woolever: Life alongside Anthony Bourdain

Special Sauce with Ed Levine

On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, Ed talks with writer Laurie Woolever, author of Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography, plus Washington Post Food Reporter Emily Heil taste-tests plant-based “chicken” nuggets. Laurie Woolever | Site | Twitter Carbface podcast

1hr 8mins

1 Oct 2021

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The Successful Mind Podcast – Episode 410 – Movers & Shakers – Laurie Woolever

Life Is Now | The Successful Mind Podcast

Laurie Woolever is the author of Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography, a fantastic book about the life of Anthony Bourdain. She also worked with him on World Travel: An Irreverent Guide. In today’s episode Laurie shares how she first met Bourdain, and how he hired her to help with recipe editing and testing for his first cookbook, Anthony Bourdain’s Le Halles Cookbook. She sheds light on what it was like to work with him, his personality, and what she’d do differently if she could go back and do it all over again. We discuss: How Bourdain was a gifted writer who was very good at reading people and understanding what would motivate them—whether it was harsh feedback or a gentle touch The parts of Bourdain’s career that seemed to make him the happiest and most proud Laurie’s observations on the “cynical part” coming out of Bourdain’s personality —“he was deeply cynical about humanity, the human condition, how we treat each other, and how much government can help people,” she says—and yet, “he was also always looking for hope.” How his traveling took a physical toll on him, and how this plays into the idea of “the burden of leadership” How Laurie’s book evolved as an oral biography, reflecting Bourdain’s way of telling stories on television Many people adored Anthony Bourdain. He took us to places around the world that stirred up goals and aspirations for our own lives. Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography provides a sense of closure for anyone who treasured his work. Links & Resources The Successful Mind Podcast on YouTube – Episode 410 – Movers & Shakers w/ Laurie Woolever Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain, with Laurie Woolever Get Social with Laurie & Ecco Books: Instagram – @lauriewoolever Instagram – @eccobooks More inspiring episodes that feature amazing success stories from The Successful Mind Podcast: Episode 346 – Movers & Shakers: Reese Scott – Women’s World of Boxing Episode 054 – Movers & Shakers: Todd Herman – The Alter Ego Effect Episode 282 – Movers & Shakers: Dr. Stephanie Estima – Better! Podcast If you enjoy the show, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than a minute and really makes a difference in helping us spread the “Successful Mind” message to those who need it most. Discover David’s book: The Millions Within: How to Manifest Exactly What You want and Have an EPIC Life Get SOCIAL with David! You can find him on the following platforms: YouTube: youtube.com/DavidNeagle Facebook: facebook.com/DavidNeagleCommunity Instagram: instagram.com/david_p_neagle/ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/thedavidneagle/ Twitter: twitter.com/davidneagle Miss anything? Don’t forget to subscribe to the show and stay on top of your own successful mindset. You can find us wherever you listen to podcasts: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher iHeartRadio Amazon Music The post The Successful Mind Podcast – Episode 410 – Movers & Shakers – Laurie Woolever appeared first on Successful Mind Podcast.

28 Sep 2021